Warm Up 2023

Fridays, Jul 21 – Aug 25

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Photo: Ryan Muir
Video: Marissa Alper

Warm Up returns to MoMA PS1 this summer with electronic music and DJ sets from 5 to 10 p.m. on select Friday evenings in July and August. Crossing eclectic genres, tempos, and styles, this season’s program highlights a range of performers from New York City and beyond. Early-evening sonic experimentation builds to late-night breakbeats over four distinct sets. This year’s lineup includes artists such as Paris-based DJ/producer Crystallmess, known for experimental dance music; influential New York DJ Bobby Beethoven, who performed as Total Freedom at Warm Up in 2014 and 2017; Congolese-Belgian electronic musician Nkisi; legendary DJ and producer Frankie Bones; queer nightlife icon Pauli Cakes; Jersey club luminary DJ Sliink; and Fatherhood, the collaborative project of DJs Michael Magnan and Daniel Fisher.

Now in its 25th season, Warm Up 2023 takes place in the MoMA PS1 Courtyard with a newly commissioned stage design by artist Raque Ford, who was featured in Greater New York 2021. A group of New York-based artists linked to the city’s sound, music, and nightlife scenes serve as this year’s host committee: Meriem Bennani, Patia Borja (JUICY), Raúl de Nieves (Hairbone), Joni Glam (Intima), and Mike Pollard (Nina Protocol).

Dates

Jul 21 and 28
Aug 4, 11, 18, and 25
5 – 10 p.m.

2023-07-21
2023-08-25

Location

MoMA PS1

22-25 Jackson Avenue Queens, NY 11101

Credit

Warm Up 2023 is organized by MoMA PS1 and led by Kari Rittenbach, Assistant Curator, with Nick Scavo, Senior Project Manager, Music, Performance, and Events.

Date

Lineup

Frankie Bones

Kiki Kudo

Word of Command

Dreamcrusher

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Eli Escobar

DJ Noir

Pauli Cakes

Nkisi*

*Installation in the Courtyard

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Veronica Vasicka

SHYBOI

John Roberts

Bergsonist

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Fatherhood

TT

Dosha

DeSe

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DJ Sliink

Johanna Constantine

Jasmine Infiniti

nudo

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Bobby Beethoven fka Total Freedom

Crystallmess

Diego Hauz

Embaci

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About Warm Up

Since 1998, Warm Up has presented experimental and avant-garde music that forms an integral part of PS1’s multidisciplinary programming. A groundbreaking and influential series that amplifies emerging, underground, and legendary performers alike, Warm Up has presented renowned DJs and producers such as Honey Dijon, SOPHIE, DJ Spooky, Lary7, Ritchie Hawtin, Arca, Mike Q, and Kim Ann Foxman.

Warm Up forms the cornerstone of summer music at MoMA PS1, which also features special concerts by avant-garde ensemble Standing on the Corner and sibling duo Chuquimamani-Condori and Joshua Chuquimia Crampton that accompany their exhibitions on view in the galleries.

This year, we're excited to offer food by Street Vendor Project. Enjoy tacos, tamales, samosas, and more while you refuel for the dancefloor. Vegan, vegetarian, and halal options will be available.

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